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"NEW VIDEO"- The Pennsylvania Railroad
PBS Documentary.
"NEW VIDEO"- Changing the Diamond at Deshler, Ohio
Time lapse video of a double diamond being replaced on CSX. No sound.
"NEW VIDEO"- Chasing Nevada Northern #40.
Video made around Ely, Nevada.
"NEW VIDEO"- Como Roundhouse Restoration
Restoration of DSP&P roundhouse and buildings in Como, Colorado.
"NEW VIDEO"- Nevada Northern Winter Steam Spectacular
Video made in February 2014.
"NEW VIDEO"- Nickel Plate 765- Erie Limited
Excursion in Southern Tier of New York
"NEW VIDEO"- Nickel Plate 765- Thunder in the Gorge
Traveling through Lehigh Gorge, great stack talk and whistles.
"NEW VIDEO"- So You Want a Model Railroad
One of the many adventures of Joe McDoakes
"NEW VIDEO"- Steam returns to the Durango and Silverton
Fires and mudslides caused the railroad to suspend operations. Steam trains are running again!
1906 San Francisco Streetcar Film- A little taste of history.
The film is from a streetcar traveling down Market Street in San Francisco four days before the big earthquake/fire that destroyed the area. You can clearly see the clocktower at the end of the street at the Embarcadero wharf that's still there.
4K Quadcopter Train Video of Horseshoe Curve in Altoona, PA
Excellent views of trains at the curve from a drone.
765 and 1225 Doubleheader
765 and 1225 team up for a historic photo charter on the Great Lakes Central Railroad.
A day at the SoNo Tower.
Video made in 2012 at South Norwalk, CT.
A Legend in Harrisburg- Nickel Plate Berkshire #765
Video of Norfolk Southern employee appreciation excursions between Harrisburg and Enola, PA. Be sure to also view other video in list below. August 18-19, 2012.
ALCO's on the Long Island
Films from the 1950's and 1960's.
All Manner of Trains (Australia)
Made by The Commonwealth Film Unit 1962. Directed by Malcolm Otton. All Manner of Trains provides an overview of Australia's railways in the early 1960s, before gauges across the country were standardised.
Amtrak at 110 MPH
It looks like the Lake Shore Limited near Albany, NY.
Amtrak- The First 40 Years.
Amtrak: The First 40 Years, provides an exclusive look inside America's Railroad with hard-to-find photographs and video footage as well as interviews with past and present leaders who have shaped the railroad's history.
An Epic Weekend in the Harrisburg Area
Many trains, foreign power, Shot in 2014
And you thought Pan Am Railway tracks were bad!!
It looks like a mining operation perhaps in eastern Europe.
B&M Berkshires in the Yard and on the Mainline
High Quality B&W Films
Bad place to stay
No explanation necessary!
Bad Track
Makes Guilford (Pan Am)look good!
Barnum and Bailey Blue Train
Heading to Peoria on NS.
Besler Steam on the New Haven RR circa 1936
Here is a movie of a little remarked 1930's experiment on the New Haven using a high pressure steam engine to power a two car train.
Bitter Creek Western- Live Steam 2008 Meet
Bitter Creek Western- Live Steam Meet
Dated 2007
BMT Subway 100th Anniversary
June 2015, Centennial Celebration with various vintage subway cars on the Brighton Beach line.
Bridgeview Bed and Breakfast
Virtual tour of this great place next to the Rockville bridge in Marysville, PA. Near Harrisburg.
C&O 1309 arrives at Cumberland, MD
Moved from the B&O Museum in Baltimore for restoration and operation on the Western Maryland Scenic RR.
C&O 614- Hoboken NJ to Port Jervis, NY Part 1
"The Erie Limited," taken on October 19, 1997
C&O 614- Hoboken NJ to Port Jervis, NY- Part 2
"The Erie Limited," taken on November 1, 1998.
Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 2014
On the D&H from Richmondville to Schenectady.
Casey Jones
The thrilling adventures of engineer Casey Jones as he rides the rails of the Midwest Central. Alan Hale starred.
Central Vermont, CN and MEC Railways
Classic silent black and white films.
Champlain Valley Fairgrounds Model Railroad Show
Interviews with some famous Chapter members!
Chicago and Alton depot in Independence, MO
Video of restoration and conversion to museum
China Steam, shared usage tunnel
Szechuan Province, China, is home to the narrow gauge Jiayang Coal Railway. Pedestrians and motorcycles share the tunnel with trains.
Claremont Concord Railroad
Video taken at Westboro, NH and White River Jct, VT
Clear Track Ahead
A promotional video produced by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1946.
CNJ 113 and R&N 425 at Schuylkill Haven Borough Days 2013
On Saturday, September 28, 2013, the town of Schuylkill Haven, PA, celebrated their 25th annual Borough Days event Which included 2 operating steam engines, CNJ #113 and BM&R #425.
CNR #3254 at Nicholson, PA
Steamtown's CNR. Mikado #3254 heads up the former Lackwanna for Nicholson, PA. Over the now Canadian Pacific Sunbury line ex D&H. Gilford, CR, for the Tunkhannock viaduct!
Coca-Cola Train Commercial
Featuring Nickel Plate Berkshire #765
Communication and Signals- Then and Now.
Produced by Norfolk Southern, Some neat vintage scenes.
Conrail and Central Vermont in Palmer, MA
Filmed in 1986.
CV Whistle- Flagg Coal #75 blows whistle from CV locomotive #469.
This happened during the weekend of May 22,23, 2010 at the Naugatuck RR in Thomaston, CT.
D & H PA's
The D&H Alco PA prepares to haul the north bound Adirondack at Colonie shops in Watervliet, NY.
Danny Macaskill, Industrial Revolutions
Watch Danny as he rides through an abandoned iron works in Scotland.
Delaware Lackawanna RS-3s.
ALCO action in the Scranton area. 2012. Crank up the sound!
Denver & Rio Grande #315
Filmed on the Durango & Silverton RR.
Durango & Silverton Winter Special.
Shot in 2009
East Broad Top Narrow Gauge Steam
We take a tip to the East Broad Top Narrow Gauge railroad in orbisonia PA. The EBT it the oldest and one of a few operating narrow gauge railroads east of the Mississippi River. Taken July 2, 2009.
East Broad Top Speeder Ride
Take a speeder ride to the end of the line.
Erie Lackawanna- Part 1
Vintage videos from the 60's and 70's. Green Frog Videos.
Erie Lackawanna- Part 2
Vintage videos from the 60's and 70's. Green Frog video
Extreme Railway Journeys, The Trans Siberian
Travel across Russia on the Trans Siberian Railway
Flight of the Century
New York Central promotional video from 1935.
Forgotten Rails- Episode 1
Video covers the West River Railroad and the Connecticut Trolley Museum.
Four"s A Crowd
Classic toy trains racing in a vintage Hollywood video.
GG 1- An American Classic
A 1983 Documentary that depicts the final operations of NJT's GG1 fleet focussing on Ol' Big Red 4877.
Grand Canyon Railroad double header steam train
The Grand Canyon Railroad ran a double headed steam train on August 8th, 2006. Here is a clip of it leaving the Depot in Williams, AZ.
Green Mountain Railroading on the Rutland
Fred McLeod's footage from 1951 & 1952
Harrisburg, PA, rail hub and gateway.
Rail action around the Pennsylvania Capitol.
Hoosac Tunnel- Electrics at the tunnel.
Black and white footage from the North Adams Historical Society.
Horn Rigs
I guess there are a group of railfans that mount different types of railroad airhorns on the roof of their rigs. Definitely different! I would like to set one of these off when going through the big dig!!
How It's Made, Train Wheels
From the Discovery Channel
How It's Made; Train Rails
From the Discovery Channel
How Railroads Work, the NS Southern Tier Line
Trains, towns and descriptions about the Southern Tier line across New York.
How to Derail a Train
In March 1944 the United States National Defence Resources Committee & Office of Strategic Services performed a number of experiments on the Claiborne-Polk military railroad to help determine the best way to derail trains.
Inside Harris Tower
Harrisburg, PA. Video made October 2012.
Jon Brooks Model Railroad Layout
Featured in Classic Toy Trains
Lackawanna Railroad freight 1958
Take a trip back to 1958! Ride along with engineer Geo Sprague, his son Leroy, and engineer Fred Bennett as they climb aboard Lackawanna Fp7 engine 633 and an ABBA consist in Elmira NY
Lackawanna RR- Phoebe Snow
16 mm movies taken in 1940's and 50's by the late Robert Sage Sr. of Reading, PA.
Lamoille Valley RR Excursion June 1987
Railfan excursion between St. Johnsbury, Whitefield, NH and Cambridge Jct.
Lifting a Steam Locomotive
C&O 1309 lifted for transportation to Western Maryland Scenic RR, where it will be restored for operation.
Lionel Trains- The Railroad Story
Great images from a Castle Film made in the 1950's.
Loaded Coal Train East Deerfield to Wendell, MA
A loaded Bow coal train creeps along thru East Deerfield and Miller's Falls MA
Making the 2013 Norfolk Southern Commercial
Much work is involved in making the latest Norfolk Southern commercial.
Marx Brothers Train.
Meet the New TTC Streetcars.
Toronto Transit Commission introduces the new state of the art articulated streetcar. New cars to begin service on August 31, 2014.
Mining Operation in Albania
Mining operation in Albania. Check out the pantograph system!!
Model T Railcar
A model T Ford was used to construct this narrow gauge railcar.
Moving the Union Pacific Big Boy #4014
Video showing the Big Boy as it is moved to West Colton, CA
N&W 1218 pulls a 100 car coal train on May 4, 1987
Footage is from "1218 Coal Train" by Main Line Motion Pictures.
Narrow Gauge Steam in China
Steam mining trains in China.
New England Central Connecticut Freight
Trainspotting NECR's 608 in eastern Connecticut.
New England Central Railroad--August & September, 2013
Scenes on the southern 30 miles of the Palmer Subdivision of the New England Central Railroad, and the local freight job, 608, which operates between Palmer, MA and New London, CT.
New England Central Train 323 North
Video shot on December 11, 2009
New England Central Train 324 South
Video shot on December 11, 2009
New York City Vintage Subway Train
Restored Independent subway cars. From the New York Transit Museum.
Nickel Plate #765- Horseshoe Curve Special
Video taken during Memorial Day Weekend 2013
Nickel Plate Berkshire 765 at Harrisburg
Views of the emploee appreciation trips Norfolk Southern ran between Harrisburg and Enola, PA. August 18-19, 2012
NKP #765, The Hill
Every railroad has "The hill," but it was no match for the 765. A series of videos from the Fort Wayne Historical Society.
NKP 765 Climbing Horseshoe Curve
Nickle Platr berkshire heads west after its visit to Harrisburg, PA
NKP 765 Reborn
Nickel Plate Road 765 revealed to the public (Fort Wayne, Indiana area) following a 13-year re-restoration by the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society. NKP 765 is a Berkshire-type locomotive.
Norfolk Southern "Go Rail" locomotive
Time lapse video of locomotive being painted.March 12, 2014 -- GoRail and Norfolk Southern announced the unveiling of its one-of-a-kind GoRail locomotive today to commemorate the 10th anniversary of GoRail.
Norfolk Southern 30th Anniversary Song
Neat video and song celebrating Norfolk Southern 30th Anniversary.
Norfolk Southern Advertisement
Video by Norfolk Southern
Northeast Short Lines.
Lake Champlain & Moriah, Claremont & Concord, Rock of Ages, Montpelier & Wells River, StJ&LC.
Operation Fast Freight
Norfolk and Western 1940's historical video.
Pan Am Southern westbound freight 495ED
Video shot on December 12, 2009
Pan Am Southern westbound freight RUED
Video taken 12/05/09
Penn Central 1974
Video produced by Penn Central in an attempt to secure federal funding.
Pennsylvania RR GG 1
16 mm movies taken in 1940's and 50's by the late Robert Sage Sr. of Reading, PA.
Pennsylvania RR GG 1- Part 2
16 mm movies taken in 1940's and 50's by the late Robert Sage Sr. of Reading, PA.
Porky's Railroad
Classic Looney Tunes video starring Porky Pig
PRR K4s #1361 on a Crew Training Run
October 1987. Footage is from "The Pride of Altoona" by Mark I Video
PRR K4s Pacific #1361 enters Tyrone, PA
Probably the first steam engine to pass through the town in 30 years since the PRR ended steam operations in 1957.
Railroaders- by Guy L. Cote (1958)
Film by the Canadian Film Board depicting life on the railroad in Western Canada.
Railroadin- History of Railroads in the 1940's
Produced in cooperation with the Department of Defense and Department of the Interior.
Reading and Northern- #425 Triumphantly Returns
VIDEO WAS TAKEN ON MAY 10TH, 2008. NATIONAL TRAIN DAY!! It's big, it's bad, and it's... BLUE! It's RBM&N's reciently restored 4-6-2 Pacific, #425, and she's back and better than ever.
Riding the Rails.
Produced by the Nevada Northern Railway. History of velocipedes, handcars, and other track vehicles.
Rio Grande Southern freight on the Cumbres and Toltec
C&TS K-27 number 463 relettered and renumbered as Rio Grande Southern #455 on freigt train.
Rotary Snow Plow
From the Discovery Channel
Shibanxi- China Steam
Electric and steam in China. View a photo runby for a tourist train!
Silent Films of the Late LeRoy N. Frederick
Many local scenes from the 50's and 60's. Both local railroads and special excursions. Check it out!
Silly Trains
Model train humor, all you wanted to know about model railroads
Snow plow in New Zealand
Plowing Marshall Pass in New Zealand. Spectacular!
Snow Plow on the Strasburg RR
Russel plow being pushed by ex Norfolk and Western #475.
Steam Locomotives on the D&H
Fred McLeod footage from 1951 and 1952.
Steam on the Conway Scenic RR
Video shot in January 2009
Steam Train, Nickel Plate Road #765
Great Video
Steam Trains Galore
Video by Mike Armstrong, nice selection, plenty of narrow gauge.
Steamtown- The Ice Train
TAKEN JAN. 19th, 2008 On January 19th, 2008, the Steamtown National Historic Site ran an annual winter roundtrip, from Scranton, PA to Tobyhanna, PA.
Steamtown- To the Viaduct
TAKEN ON SEPT. 9TH, 2007. We are at Steamtown in Scranton, PA, and the excitement is very high. It's Nicholson Day, and Steamtown is running a very special excursion to the Tunkanok Viaduct.
Study in Steel- 1935 London, Midland and Scottish Railway Documentary
This 1935 video shows the construction of a steam locomotive in Crewe, Great Britain
The Amazing Feather River Railroads
See BNSF and Union Pacific trains on the Keddie Wye, high trestles and amazing scenery.
The Boston and Maine in the 1930's.
Vintage video of the Flying Yankee and B&M steam around Boston.
The Freight Yard
A 1950 film produced by the New York Central.
The Guy With The Train In His Basement
This guy built a full size passenger cas in his basement!
The Hoosac Tunnel- Part 1
Produced in 2010- one of 5 parts.
The Hoosac Tunnel- Part 2
The Hoosac Tunnel- Part 3
The Hoosac Tunnel- Part 4
The Hoosac Tunnel- Part 5
The Largest Model Railroad of Russia
An 800 square metre model depicting the architecture, countryside, and lifestyles of Russia.
The Last Freight Train to Chama
Filmed in 2009 on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic RR.
The Last Semaphores
The Southwest Chief Between Raton and Lamy, NM
The Mountain 1974
Penn Central on the grade to Gallitzin
The NYO&W The first victim of the 50's through 90's.
Vintage slide show of images from the NYO&W. Very well presented.
The Old and Weary- Part 1..
1948 video of cab ride on train #1 from Weehawken to Cornwall, NY.
The Old and Weary- Part 2.
Continuing the trip on Train #1 from Cornwall to Middletown, plus additional footage.
The Rise and Fall of Pennsylvania Station
PBS program; "American Experience"
Torfbahn Peat Train
Somewhere in the Ural Mountains of Russia. Notice the high tech sanders used for starting the train!
Track Maintenance on Maine Northern Railway
2012 video showing mechanized equipment replacing ties and resurfacing rail.
Train Talk TV
Video series showing all things railroad. Take a look! You'll love it!
Train vs Tornado
January 7, 2008 ...The tornado started at 3:30 pm about 1.2 miles north of Poplar Grove in Boone county and ended at 3:48 pm about 3.2 miles north northeast of Harvard in McHenry county, Illinois.
Trolley Pagent at Illinois Railway Museum
Video taken on July 6, 2013.
Tropicana Juice Train
Watch 2 GE locomotive pull 500,000 gallone of orange juice from Florida to New Jersey in 156 seconds!
Ultimate Factories; Building Subway Cars
Building the new R-160 subway cars for the New York City subways.
Union Pacific 18,000 foot stack train!
1/10/10 - Filmed at Maple Ave grade crossing, Montebello, CA. 9 locomotives, about 300 platforms.
Union Pacific Big Boy
One of the best steam railroading film of the 1950's this was made by Union Pacific RR. It shows the great locomotives that lead to the 4000 Class Big Boy. Railroad Historian Walter Gray does the introduction for the Big Boy and gives a little background.
Vermont Train Trip 2007
See Jim Murphy on video.
Waking Nickel Plate Berkshire #765
A look at what it takes to get a steam engine ready to run each day.
War on the Railways, Part 1 of 4
British Railways during World War II
War on the Railways, Part 2 of 4
British Railways during World War II
War on the Railways, Part 3 of 4
British Railways during World War II
War on the Railways, Part 4 of 4
British Railways during World War II
Wheels of Steel- Part 1
Promotional video by the Pennsylvania Railroad. Conclusion on "Wheels of Steel, Part 2"
Wheels of Steel- Part 2
Conclusion of the Pennsylvania Railroad promotional video.
World's Fastest Train
High speed run at 574 KMH in France.